Tuesday, December 14, 2010
There are days when I sit down and wonder why it is I am here - whats the purpose really? I'm approaching 50, overweight and starting to feel as though I am losing options and possibilities which I could have achieved if I were younger and fitter.
Why spend time thinking about lost opportunities and dreams - they're not lost - you just haven't realised them yet..
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
In one of my more depressed and low states I remember a friend asking me if I would like the chance to swap my life for someone elses - the thought did appeal. Imagine being able to erase all that bad food, bad decisions and get on the path to health, wealth and fulfilling relationships when I was growing up.
There was only one catch to this option - I had to imagine every person in the world being represented by a playing card and I could pick one to start my new life.
Suddenly the option seemed not so attractive and I started to consider how many billions of prople live in poverty, and squalor , disease, unfit drinking water, begging for food....
At least 80% of the world's population live on less than $10 a day. 25% of the world population do not have electricity, 36 million people each year die from starvation and malnutrition.
Just by being able to join Sparkpeople means I am one of the lucky few in the world that has access to electricity AND the internet.
So would I swap my life for someone elses - never.
I have been given amazing gifts and allowed to live a life that most people on earth can only dream of - I have to remember to never take these gifts for granted and live each day like its my last.
We are all very very VERY lucky people - enjoy your Sparkday!